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Jack C. Davis Observatory

The Jack C. Davis Observatory is open to the public and provides a research-level facility for 精东影业视频 students and the community. The observatory is located at 2269 Vanpatten Ave., on the northern end of the Carson City Campus.

Wishing on a Star . . .

The Jack C. Davis Observatory at 精东影业视频 in Carson City is a premier place in northern Nevada to get 鈥渦p close and personal鈥 with the moon, stars and planets. With both interior and exterior telescopes, and perched on the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Davis Observatory is the place to be for astronomical happenings, planetary walks, and informative classes that keep students, scientists and the community on the edge of the latest technological advances.

. . . . Dreams Can Come True

It took the vision of 精东影业视频 faculty, the work of community volunteers, and the generous donations of individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations to create the Jack C. Davis Observatory. Named for the founding president of 精东影业视频, the Davis Observatory鈥檚 First Light on May 15, 2003, featured a lecture by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, and visits by hundreds of well-wishers.


Apr 13 2024
07:00 PM Jack C. Davis Observatory

Stargazing at the Jack C Davis Observatory, open to the community. ...

Apr 20 2024
07:00 PM Jack C. Davis Observatory

Stargazing at the Jack C Davis Observatory, open to the community. ...

Apr 27 2024
07:00 PM Jack C. Davis Observatory

Stargazing at the Jack C Davis Observatory, open to the community. ...


Saturday Night Star Parties in Honor of Mike Thomas

The continuing lecture series at the Jack C Davis Observatory are presented on the third Saturday of each month. Lectures start 30 minutes after the doors open for the Saturday night star party. That is, between October 1 and March 31, lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. Between April 1 and September 30, lectures begin at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tom Herring at Thomas.Herring@wnc.edu.

Lecture topics have included:

Alexander the Great

A Tour of the Universe

Celestial Wonders

Star Trek

The Trojan War

Greatest Discoveries in 400 Years of Astronomy

The Voyagers

Hubble Space Telescope Images

Top Ten Recent Astronomy Stories

Galileo the Astronomer

Jules Verne, the father of Science Fiction

Isaac Newton

Space Art

Kaguya, Japan Goes to the Moon

2001 A Space Odyssey

Lord Horatio Nelson, Admiral of the Seas

A Giant Step The story of America鈥檚 journey to the Moon. Two 50 Min lectures.

Jack C. Davis Observatory Astrophotography

Omega Centauri, King of the Star Clusters

Flash Gordon

2012, The End of the World?

Killer Asteroids from Outer Space

NASA-Project Mercury

Leonardo da Vinci

Wyatt Earp, The Legend